A Guy's Guy
"I'm a guy's guy. I don't comb my hair unless I have to and I don't use lotions or fancy shampoos." Ashton Kutcher
One of People's 50 Most Beautiful People (2000) and Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 (2002 & 2000) model turned actor Ashton Kutcher caught the public eye while playing Kenso on Fox's comedy series That '70s Show (1998-present). He is also recognized for creating and hosting his own celebrity hoax show, MTV's Punk'd, as well as starring in the comedy movie Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) and the thriller The Butterfly Effect (2004).
27-year-old Kutcher scored headlines for his romance with sexy Demi Moore, 16 years his senior. Besides his link to the brunette bombshell, he was also once involved with Just Married playmate Brittany Murphy, S.W.A.T actress Ashley Scott, and model/actress January Jones (from American Wedding).
A NASCAR fan, Kutcher is reported to become the honorary starter that will wave the green flag to begin the 47th annual Daytona 500. He eagerly shared, "As a fan of NASCAR, I'm excited to be involved and to wave the green flag in NASCAR's signature event."
A Biochemical Artist
Childhood and Family:
Son of General Mills employee Larry Kutcher and plant worker Diane Portwood, Christopher Ashton Kutcher was born on February 7, 1978, along with his fraternal twin brother Michael. In 1991, his parents divorced and his twin brother was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (Ashton's twin later survived a transplant). Afterwards, Kutcher and his older sister Tausha (born in 1975) lived with their mother in Clear Creek together with his stepsiblings and stepfather Mark Portwood (construction worker).
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kutcher attended Cedar Rapids Washington High School and Clear Creek Amana High School (graduated in 1996). He also studied Biochemical Engineering at University of Iowa and was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. However, he later dropped his studies to pursue modeling.
Kutcher is currently living in Hollywood with his dogs and a cat named Fido. In his free time he enjoys playing chess, golf, fishing, snowmobiling, bowling, Nintendo and carpentry.
Runways to the Screen
"I'll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working." Ashton Kutcher.
Formerly sweeping up cereal, skinning deer, washing dishes and donating a lot of blood to support his college education, Ashton Kutcher was accidentally spotted in a bar by a local modeling agent. With the agent's support, Kutcher competed in the Iowa Fresh Faces modeling contest, won the prize and then went to New York to compete in the International Model and Talent Agency competition in New York. After being signed to Next agency, Ashton roamed Paris and Milan to pose for famous fashion magazines, catalogues and famous designers like Versace, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.
In the spring of 1998, Kutcher flew to Los Angeles to give acting a try. After several auditions he landed the leading roles on two TV shows, Wind on Water (which he turned down) and That 70's Show. Kutcher portrayed the role of Michael Kenso, a role he still plays now and one that has helped catapult him to fame.
In 2000, Kutcher made a cameo appearance in the film Reindeer Games and then landed the role of Jim Morrison in the comedy Down to You. Ashton eventually got his big break being cast as Jesse Montgomery III alongside Sean William Scott in the humorous Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), which earned him a nomination for MTV's Breakthrough Male Performance. He followed up with such films as Texas Rangers (2001, starring James Van Der Beek), My Boss's Daughter (2003, opposite Tara Reid), Just Married (2003, with then girlfriend Brittany Murphy) and Cheaper by the Dozen (2003). Kutcher is also highly praised for writing, producing and hosting his own show, MTV's hit celebrity prank show, Punk'd.
Recently starring in the 2004 thriller, The Butterfly Effect, alongside Amy Smart, Kutcher will play roles in the upcoming films, A Lot Like Love, Guess Who and The Regulators. He will also provide his voice in the animated movie Open Season and was reported to produce another show this summer, the WB's Beauty and the Geek.
"I don't believe that old cliché that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still." Ashton Kutcher.
- Teen Choice: TV Personality, 2004
- Teen Choice: Reality/Variety TV Star, Punk'd, 2004